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Recreation Management A.A.S.

The two-year Recreation Management major prepares students for employment in a wide variety of recreation and leisure settings. The program also provides a means for graduates to become certified as an Associate Park and Recreation Professional through the National Park and Recreation Association.

The program is organized around core courses that emphasize administration, program planning, and an understanding of the foundation of recreation. The curriculum will be completed using an online delivery format. recmgmt

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*Information taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum: The program curriculum is listed below. Students must take all courses listed in the core curriculum. In addition, students need to select and complete all courses in one of the following options: Park Management, Commercial Recreation/Tourism, or Outdoor Recreation.

Courses offered by Dakota College at Bottineau are linked to pages providing additional information about the courses such as prerequisites, course objectives, semesters offered, etc.

Core Curriculum
Course Number Course Title SH Semester Campus
ENGL 110/ COMM 110 *College Composition I or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





PSYC 111 or SOC 110 Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Mathematics Elective BOTE 108, MATH 102, or MATH 103 3-4 Fall, Spring DCB





BIOL 124 Environmental Science 4 Fall, Spring DCB





HPER 100 Concepts of Wellness & Fitness 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





HPER 210 First Aid/CPR 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





RLS 110 Foundations of Recreation 3 Fall, Summer DCB





RLS 215 Recreation Areas & Facilities 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





RLS 222 Recreation Program Planning 3 Odd Years - Fall, Even Years - Spring DCB





RLS 286 Recreation Administration 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





  **Electives 3   DCB





Program Options
Outdoor Recreation/Park Management Option:
Course Number Course Title SH Semester Campus
PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations 3 Fall, Spring DCB





TOUR 212 Principles of Tourism 3 Even Years - Fall DCB





RLS 212 Principles of Interpretation 3 Spring DCB





RLS 210 Environmental Education 3 Fall DCB





RLS 271 Fundamentals of Recreation & Resource Management 3 Even Years - Spring DCB





RLS 285 Natural Resource Law 3 Odd Years - Spring DCB





RLS 297 Cooperative Education 2-4 Fall, Spring DCB





Electives**   6-7   DCB










Commercial Recreation/Tourism Option:
Course Number Course Title SH Semester Campus
  Tourism/Hospitality Elective** 6 Fall, Spring  





TOUR 212 Principles of Tourism 3 Even Years - Fall DCB





RLS 280 Community & Commercial Recreation 3 Even Years - Spring DCB





RLS 290 Introduction to Inclusive Recreation 3 Fall DCB





RLS 297 Cooperative Education 3 Fall, Spring DCB





Electives** Select form other program options, fish & wildlife, forestry, horticulture, plant science, or business. 8-15 Fall, Spring DCB





PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations 3 Fall, Spring DCB





RLS 271 Fundamentals of Recreation & Resource Management 3 Even Years - Spring DCB





*Waived by scoring high enough on ACT.
**Contact your advisor to see which classes will work for these electives.

Be Advised:

 

Sherry

 

 

Sherry Niesar

sherry.niesar@dakotacollege.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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